Xiaomi has just announced a new tablet in the Indian market. The company held an online launch livestream in which it announced the Redmi Pad tablet. It arrives with some notable features for its price tag.
Redmi Pad Tablet Launched with MediaTek Helio G99 SoC
Design and Display
The Chinese brand has placed an emphasis on the design of the new Redmi Pad. It weighs just 465 grams, which makes it just as light as the Apple iPad Air. On the back, the device has a metal unibody design on the rear that consists of a magnesium aluminium alloy. The rear also houses a camera module on the top left corner. The Redmi Pad is available in multiple colors as well, namely Graphite Gray, Moonlight Silver, Mint Green options.
Meanwhile, the front sports a large 10.6-inch IPS LCD panel that can display over 1 billion colors. This screen has an adaptive sync 90Hz refresh rate and also has a 2K resolution of 2000 x 1200 pixels. This model also has 400 nits of peak brightness. The screen even comes with Widevine L1 certification that ensures users can get access to higher resolutions on popular OTT platforms like Netflix. It even arrives with SGS eye protection and TUV Rheinland certification as well.
Specs & Features
Under the hood, the Redmi Pad is equipped with a 6nm based MediaTek Helio G99 SoC, which is making its debut with the newly announced tablet. This chipset is geared towards offering a capable gaming experience. Typically, tablets come with an outdated processor, so the new Xiaomi tablet should offer a better gaming experience. The device also comes with up to 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded to 1TB via a microSD card slot.
On the rear, the tablet features an 8-megapixel shooter, with the camera app having a built-in document scanner, while the front also houses an 8-megapixel selfie camera that has a wide 105 FOV. For audio, the Redmi Pad houses a quad camera setup that also supports Dolby Atmos as well. As per official notes, it can even be paired with a majority of third-party capacitive stylus and pencils.
It is fueled by a large 8,000mAh battery pack that supports 18W fast charging. Other features include Bluetooth 5.3 support, Dual band WiFi 5 connectivity, and Android 12 OS out of the box.
Redmi Pad Specifications
CPU: MediaTek Helio G99, 2.2GHz Octa-Core
Display: 10.61inch 2k 2000×1200 15:9, 90Hz
RAM: 3GB/4GB/6GB LPDDR4x
Storage: 64GB/128GB UFS2.2 (up to 1TB with microSD)
- Main camera: 8MP
- Front camera: 8MP
OS: Android 12 (MIUI 13)
Dimension: 250.5 x 158.1 x 7.1 mm
Battery: 8000mAh (Fast charge 18W)
Colors: Graphite Grey, Moonlight Silver, Mint Green
Wi-Fi: 802.11 2.4GHz/5GHz
USB: USB Type-C
Earphone jack: No
Authentication method: FaceID
Others: Quad speaker, Dolby Atmos
Network: Wi-Fi model
Redmi Pad Price and Availability
The Redmi Pad is offered in three color options as well as three storage configurations. This includes a 3GB + 64GB, 4GB + 128GB, and a 6GB + 128GB variant. The base variant has a price tag of 14,999 INR, while the 4GB model costs 17,999 INR, and the flagship variant costs 19,999 INR. Notably, the Mint Green color option is exclusive to the top end 6GB variant.
Notably, Xiaomi is offering all three variants in special introductory price tag that brings down the price tag for each model. So now, the 3GB + 64GB variant costs 12,999 INR, the 4GB + 128GB version has a price tag of 14,999 INR, lastly the 6GB + 128GB variant will cost 17,999 INR. Interestingly, the company is also offering an additional 10 percent discount through exclusive bank offers on Mi.com. So the respective price tag now falls down to 11,700 INR, 13,500 INR, or 15,300 INR.
The Redmi Pad will go on an exclusive early bird sale for its flagship Mint Green variant starting tomorrow (5th October 2022) at 10 am on Mi.com. On the other hand, all the other variants will go on sale on October 5 as well, with its sale beginning at 12 pm noon, but this variant will be available through Flipkart, Mi Home, and even select retail stores as well.